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Why do game engines convert models to triangles compared to keeping it as four side polygon

I've worked using maya for animation and more film orientated projects however I am also focusing on my studies on video game development (eventually want to be either programmer or some sort of TD ...
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What does the Particle engine do and how are special effects created/processed?

For example, take bullets, sparks, fireballs, light sabers, lightning bolts, any kind of special effect in a game. Are there various ways to implement these effects in a game. As far as I can see you ...
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How do I model a real-world building?

This isn't exactly a game development question, but I am planning on using Unity as my engine and modeling in Maya so I was hoping folks on here might have some experience with this. I want your ...
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Model in Maya looks strange, what went wrong?

I am modeling a tank and I don't know what key I've pressed, but now the object in Maya is looking very weird. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
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What is the standard procedure for importing animations in Unity?

I need some info about importing game objects from Maya to Unity. I am making 2D Tower Defense game, I have made some basic functionality using dummy objects (cubes and spheres). Now I want to replace ...
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Unable to use Maya animation with scripts when imported to Unity

I am testing to import Maya animation over to Unity. I set up a simple cylinder with 2 bones and an IK handle. Made a simple animation where the cylinder bends and goes back to straight position over ...
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XNA Skinned Animated Mesh Rendering Exported from Maya

I am working on translating an old RTS game engine I wrote from DirectX9 to XNA. My old models didn't have animation & are an old format, so I'm trying with an FBX file. I temporarily "borrowed" a ...
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Car Modelling for race game

I am taking Computer Graphics course this semester and we have a video game competition. I am making racing game with simulated dynamics. Our professor told us that we don't have to do much of a ...
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Maya/Unity - See through models

I've recently modeled my character inside Maya; here's an image. The first thing I noticed whilst creating my model is that the models could be seen through source 1, after doing a little research ...
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Export Maya Animation Data

I have a pretty simple character rig animation. How can I export the raw data of that animation? I'm looking for some way to export a raw text array of data that tells exactly what every joint does ...
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Convert rotation from Right handed System to left handed

I have Euler angles from a right handed system that I am trying to convert to a left handed system. All the information that I have read online says that to convert it simply multiply the axis and ...
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Maya - Rotate an object around it's pivot point by snapping a vertex to another object's point

The title of the question maybe a bit confusing, so I'll try to make it clear. I have the object (A - finger) and I want to align rotation of another object (B - nail) to a specific edge on the ...
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How much a scene would be done in 3D modelling program before exporting? [closed]

What I am trying to work out is, when creating a level, or section of a level, how much is created in the modeling package before it is exported, take the scene in the link. Would this whole scene be ...
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Does the Maya FBX 2013.3 exporter write tangent and binormal data?

I'm making an XNA game at the moment and I'm trying to knock out my bump map shader right now. However when I compile the game crashes at the mesh.Draw() line and tells me TANGENT0 is missing. ...
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Deleting Objects Before Export from Maya Causes .PSK to Crash UDK on Import

I'm using Maya 2008 Complete and 03/11 build of UDK as well as 07/10 build (haven't got around to installing newer version on other computer). I am using ActorX to export. I have a character that I ...
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Maya 6 vs Maya 2013

I have the entire "Learning Maya 6" books that I purchased back when Maya 6/6.5 was the hottest thing. I read some of the books but never finished the series. I don't know much about Maya or the field....
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3D Unity characters without Maya

I have been writing 2D iOS games for a while and I'm looking into getting into 3D. I want to know if Maya is required for making 3D sprites or if you can easily make your 3D sprites using just Unity ...
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How do I loop my animations seamlessly?

I am trying a complete my method, which crops Maya-Animations (from Maya-Models) to specific ones using the SkinnedModelProcessor. My only problem is, that after one animation-loop completes, the ...
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In Maya how do I convert trans, rot, scale data to a 4 x 4 transformation matrix?

I have been given the following Maya camera data: trans X: 1.542 trans y: 3.319 trans z: -1.821 rot X: 117.882 rot Y: 2.189 rot Z: 154.074 scale X: 1 scale Y: 1 scale Z: 1 What is the ...
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Maya 2012: Is it possible to convert a single polygon to solid object?

Is it possible to somehow extrude a single polygon into creating a solid object (ex: converting square polygon to cube)?
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Exact sizing in Maya

I'm coming from modo and want to try to create mesh assets for Unity3D in Maya. As a simple example how do I create an exact 1m cube in Maya? In modo it's easy to do. In maya I draw a roughly 1m cube ...
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How can I make Maya export a mesh as double-sided?

I'm exporting from Maya 2009 to OBJ. The mesh I'm exporting has in it's Render Stats "Double Sided" checked, but when the polygon is exported, only a single side is actually exported. What really ...
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How to convert a Maya object to a VBO?

I'm currently trying to teach myself OpenGL... and quickly discovering that the Immediate Mode taught in old OpenGL tutorials is basically obsolete... which leads me to VBO's... which I kind of get ...
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Combining several animations into a single FBX

I'm trying to figure out a workflow for preparing character animations for Unity so that they are all combined in a single FBX file. The advantage as far as I see it is that it then uses only a single ...
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How to change a Maya scene file's selected viewport renderer from the file itself (text edit)?

So I have been running Viewport 2.0 in my 2012 version of Maya for a couple weeks with no problem. Day before yesterday it started crashing on load with a random MSVC dll pointer error. It's common, ...
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How to access Maya Bonus Tools 2012 in Maya 2014

I have been trying to use the paint geometry tool for Maya 2014 but it isnt showing up. I downloaded Bonus Tools 2012 and installed it. Where can I find this tool in Maya 2014?
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How does the Maya ASCII FBX format store positions within animation?

I want to understand Maya's ASCII FBX format so I can convert animations in it to OSG (OpenSceneGraph) format. I have a simple sphere, with a translation in one direction for 30 frames baked into an ...
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How to implement camera pan like in Maya?

I am trying to implement camera pan like the one in Maya. I've got it almost working. The problem is that the mouse cursor is moving faster than the 3d mesh (in fact I am moving the camera but I ...
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Strange effects (inadvertently dividing edges) when doing Maya's extrusion

Firstly, I thought this was the best place to post my question, since there isn't a Maya section or a generic 3-D modeling section, as far as I saw. I am following a tutorial which can be found here ...
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Possible to make/use a “preset animation” on multiple 3D characters?

So im new into game developing, so I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. The thing is, that I'm currently making a game, and I'm done with my 3D characters. The only thing that is left, are the ...
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5 Examples of game Development technology helping/using movie animation technology and vice versa [closed]

I wish to have information on the technology of game development say Unreal being used in the movie industry. I also wish to have information on the technology of movie industry being used in the game ...
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How to set default scale on a per bone basis

Does anyone know how I can change the default scale on a per bone basis in Maya? (I'm using 2016) I want the scale to be 1,1,1 for this bone without making it smaller than it currently is. So, I ...
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HumanIK Z axis Up in Maya for Unreal Engine

I am pretty stumped! I want to use HumanIK in Maya to throw together some prototype animations for my game that is being developed in Unreal Engine 4.7 The issue is that Unreal requires Z axis to be ...
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Missing texture coordinates for channel 0 Fbx and XNA 4.0

I'm getting this error while trying to load a model in XNA 4.0 : Error 2 The mesh "transform1", using SkinnedEffect, contains geometry that is missing texture coordinates for channel 0. The model ...
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Importing skeletal animation from vertex coordinates in maya

I have files of different frames of an animation which have the vertex co-ordinates of a human skeleton in 3D space. I want to import the animation from these keyframes into maya to perform motion ...
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Parented hitboxes with attributes in .FBX

Here's a visual description. In Maya, I want to: have boxes parented to my model have these boxs scale/translate/rotate with respect to each limb. have them to carry attribute data that describes ...
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3D Dice using Maya - for integration with iOS game app [closed]

My designer is building a 3D design of a dice using Maya. I want to integrate this in my iOS app so that the user can spin the dice and get a number. Then they play the game using that number. So, ...
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Mesh deformation maya to unity

I have a model that has been modeled & rigged in Maya, whenever i export it as an FBX and take it into unity it seems to collapse at certain areas (see the attachments for a before and after). The ...
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Which 3D Authoring Application to Decide for

I have read a lot individual information about three key 3D Graphics Authoring Applications: Softimage, 3DS Max, Maya. To me, it looks like each of them has its own way to accomplish the same goal, ...
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How can a game engines renderer be compatible with a 3d modeling software such a Maya

So you create some model in say Maya, you apply all kinds of effect to the model and then export the file. So then the game engine has to load the file and render it, so surely the game engines needs ...
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How to include fur in the exported obj file in Maya?

In Maya I use fur to create plants. In my game I want to render these plants with cel shading. I use Wavefront .obj as a file format in my game for the models, but it doesn't seem to include the fur. ...
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Unity3d Colliders not working on my characters [closed]

I have create 2 characters in maya and imported them in Unity3d. I am able to move and animate them in unity but the characters are not colliding with each others. I have tried all major colliders ...
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Maya keyframe animation to unity

Sorry guys! I am super new to this, and I'm trying to teach myself Unity. I have a very small knowledge of Maya from a 3d modeling course I took a year ago in college, and have made a very simple ...
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Maya 3D to CryEngine3 Problem

I have an object that I am trying to export from Maya 3D to CryEngine3. In Maya the object appears fine but when I export it and place it in-game there are two problems. 1) The roof material seems to ...
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Export rig from one Maya project to another

We are a team creating 3D characters for a game. Each of us is doing a separate character in a separate project. But we need all the characters to have exactly the same rig, and the rigging will be ...
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Where can I access the installed Maya Bonus Tools?

I installed Maya 2013 Bonus Tools... checked plugin manager... don't know what plugin to load to use UV Align feature. Where can I access the installed Bonus Tools?
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Multiple FBX Animation Files in Maya

I bought some animated models which came as FBX files from the unity asset store and I'm trying to export them to PNG sprite sheets in Maya (for an html5 web project). The file seems to be main fbx (...
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Where does the light come from, using Maya/Panda3D?

Total noob to Maya. Total noob to Panda3D. Planning on becoming really good at both as soon as I have free time to do so, but right now I have an assignment due in a few hours which requires this: (...
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How to export deform modifier animation into a game engine?

Hi we animated a simple plane with deform modifier to give a folding cloth like effect. How do we export it from maya so that we are able to import into our game engine. Can we export them as a ...
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3d Maya object mesh problems when used in Unity

Asking for help to solve a problem 3d Maya objects imported in Unity to make an ios app. Maya object change when imported on Unity mesh attributes disappears and mesh structure comes evident. Has ...